Saint can mean different things:
Religion[change | change source]
Different religions & groups use the term saint differently. The word comes form Latin Sanctus, which means holy. In general, saints are believed to be good examples of how people should live, or what people should do. Saints are synonymous, or are associated, with holiness. In the Roman Catholic Church, to become a saint, you have to go through a process called canonization, which is performed by the Pope.
- In the New Testament, the term Saint is used to refer to any member of the Church of Christ.
- In the Roman Catholic Church, a saint is someone who lives a very holy life and loves others. Catholics believe that anyone who is in heaven is already a saint. However, to be declared an official saint by the Church, someone must be canonized.
- In Mormonism, a saint is someone who is of Mormon line.
- In Protestant churches, a saint is anyone who is baptized and lives their faith.
Sports teams[change | change source]
- Southampton F.C. is the nickname for an English football team based in the city of Southampton.
- The New Saints are a League of Wales football club representing the Welsh town of Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain and the nearby English town of Oswestry.
- Northampton Saints are a rugby union club.
- The New Orleans Saints are a professional American football franchise of the National Football League.
- St Kilda Football Club in the Australian Football League is known as The Saints.
Entertainment[change | change source]
- "The Saint" is a character created by Leslies Charteris. The Saint has appearred in a number of books, movies and TV shows, including
- Saint is the title of a novel by Ted Dekker
- Saint (Heavy Metal), a Christian heavy metal band.
- For the pioneering Australian punk band, see The Saints.
- There are also two actresses by the name of Saint: Eva Marie Saint and Silvia Saint.
- When the Saints Go Marching In is a popular tune also known as "The Saints".
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